Michael Symon

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Seven Best Barbecue Joints in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The Five Best Barbecue Spots in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    They Dumped All My Children For This?

    The Chew is a new weekday talk show about food. It features celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon with Carla Hall from Top Chef, something called a Daphne Oz and something called a Clinton Kelly. It will replace long-running soap opera All My Children on ABC's weekday schedule this fall.Bas ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    17th Street Bar and Grill Gets Double Recognition

    Image via​Pit master extraordinaire Mike Mills of 17th Street Bar & Grill (1711 West Highway 50, O'Fallon; 618-622-1717 or will be cooking at the famed James Beard House in New York City on July 15. The dinners at the Beard House are hosted monthly by the James Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Mike Ryan of Lola, Part 2

    This is part two of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Mike Ryan of Lola. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Ryan, which we'll publish tomorrow. Chrissy Wilmes​Did your family cook when you were a child? I was raised by a single mother, and yes, she a ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Matt Dawson of Brandt's Café in the Delmar Loop, Part 2

    This is part two of Deborah Hyland's Chef's Choice profile of Matt Dawson of Brandt's Café. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Dawson, which we'll publish tomorrow. Deborah HylandDawson preparing duck tacos​

  • Dining

    December 16, 2010
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    November 19, 2010

    Food Feuds Pits Pappy's Smokehouse vs. 17th Street Bar & Grill, Michael Symon vs. Geography

    Food Feuds host Michael Symon judged the ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse and 17th Street Grill: Pappy's Mike Emerson (left) and 17th Street's Mike Mills (right) can't see Symon's O-face, but they sense something is amiss.​Food Feuds, the new Food Network show in which chef Michael Symon judges food b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Food Feuds with Pappy's Smokehouse, 17th Street Bar & Grill Airs Tonight

    Screenshot: Feuds airs a St. Louis segment tonight.​The Food Network visited St. Louis in September to film a "battle" between local barbecue meccas Pappy's Smokehouse and 17th Street Bar & Grill for its new show, Food Feuds, hosted by Cleveland-based Iron Chef Michael ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Pappy's Smokehouse vs. 17th Street Bar & Grill on Food Network

    Image viaMichael Symon, host of Food Feuds​The Food Network will pit (ha ha) the ribs from barbecue meccas Pappy's Smokehouse and 17th Street Bar & Grill against each other for a new show called Food Feuds. Hosted by the Cleveland-based Iron Chef America chef Michael Symon, Food Feuds will deb ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 16, 2001

    Side Dish

    These are salad days for local chefs